01 November 2017; volume 18, issue 11
The Council of Europe should not reaffirm the ban on germline genome editing in humans
The Council of Europe plans to urge member states to sign and ratify the Oviedo Convention that would ban all inheritable modifications of the human germline. Such a policy would prevent research to develop new therapeutic options for inheritable diseases in Europe and is in sharp contrast to international developments.
Peter Sykora, Arthur Caplan